SKETCHBOOK DRAWINGS AS TEMPORARY WINDOW DISPLAYS

  • Working in sketchbooks on my lap lies at the heart of everything I do as an artist. So it was particularly satisfying when I was contacted by the Port Authority of New York to use some of that work in sketchbooks as temporary window displays at 3 World Trade Center. I sent them 30 or 40 spreads featuring a variety of New York City-specific/location-based drawings – parks and bridges and monuments, things like that. And then just for fun I included a sort of selfie drawn in my parents' backyard near Bismarck, North Dakota. A fun contrast, that – cottonwood trees and a manicured backyard lawn near the Missouri River, and the George Washington Bridge, iconically connecting New York and New Jersey from upper Manhattan.